What, When and Where?


The mini film festival ‘The Child on Film’ is a joint initiative of world cinema researchers in FASS, and ‘The Dorothy Project’ (ARC Future Fellowship Donald, 2012-2016). We aim to watch and discuss diverse films together as an extended community of researchers and critics. We hope to find common ground for discussing the role of the child in world cinema, and to use that conversation as a jumping off point for further consideration of genre, style and cultural specificity. The films have been selected by the presenters of each title, so this is a random curation of like minds. Students of cinema, members of the public and colleagues are all welcome to join us for the weekend.


The Film Symposium will be from the 26th to the 28th of October.

Friday 26th : 4:30 – 9:00 pm (Popi and A Family in Crisis: The Elián González Story)

Saturday 27th : 10 am – 5:30 pm (ToomelahLittle Moth and The Tree of Life)

Sunday 28th : 2:30  – 6 pm (Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly and Taking Off)

The proposer will give a 10 minute introduction to the film (Proposers are listed on the film’s pages). Following the screening, there will be a 5 minute response from a Discussant and then an open discussion, which should also last for a maximum of 15 minutes.


The films will be screened in Room G327, Robert Webster, the University of New South Wales (Campus map: http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/Maps/pdf/kensington.pdf)

Please note that the Robert Webster Building (G14 on the campus map) is closed on weekends. If you come to the Symposium on Saturday (27 Oct.) and/or Sunday (28 Oct.), please come within 10 minutes of the film starting. We will have a staff member facilitate your access to the main entrance of the building, via a glass door that faces the Red Centre Theatre (H13 on the campus map). Or, you can come with UNSW friends who have Robert Webster swipe access. Please call/text Qiu Zitong if you have any problems accessing the building.